The Boyfriend Bookmark : ★★★★
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.
It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.
When I met Dee I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.
You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn’t where we ended up.
It’s how we got there.
TAMED goes back in time to the Tangled days. But this time around, it’s not Drew dishing out the advice and opinions—it’s his best friend Matthew, who of course is dealing with Dee Dee
You’ve been Tangled, you’ve been Twisted and now it’s time to be Tamed. But this one is not about Drew and Kate. This book goes back to the beginning of the Tangled story, but this story is not Drew’s to tell. This one is all Matthew. You remember, the hottie friend that got Kate’s friend’s number at the bar that night? Sure you remember. Delores, sounds like Clitoris and he got the number.
But what was expected to be a one or two night thing between Matthew and Dee Dee, turned into something a little different. An addiction for Matthew, and though he seemed to have done everything right for a relationship, Dee just doesn’t do relationships. But if she did, I am pretty sure that Matthew would be the one she chose from the beginning.
Told from Matthew’s point of view, it takes us back into the male mind that we loved in Tangled. But Matthew and Drew may have a lot in common, their stories are so completely different. This is the story of how Matthew and Dee went from a conversation about her rhyming name to married in Vegas. And it is a story. Remember, this was all going on when we were living through Drew and Kate’s story.
I enjoyed going back to the male perspective on romance. That was one of the things that I fell in love with in Tangled, it wasn’t a duel perspective, it was his, just the same way that this one is all Matthew. Matthew has a crazy perspective on love and relationships, but you know what, he got all of the social rules right.
Matthew made some very bold moves to win the heart of Dee and there were several moments of laugh out loud fun in this book. It is well written and well told and just like the two previous books, it takes an entirely different spin on romance and throws in a comical twist. I loved it!
She puts on the helmet, but doesn’t climb on the Ducati right away. She stands on the sidewalk, hands on her hips, looking thoughtfully at it. “What would you say if I said I wanted to drive your motorcycle to the party?”
“I’d say you’re shit out of luck. I don’t ride bitch.”
She knocks me upside the head—but my helmet softens the blow. “Then let me take it for a ride myself. Just around the block.”
“I . . .don’t think so.”
I sigh. “Have you ever driven a motorcycle before?”
“No, but I’ve always wanted to.”
“Well, I’ve always wanted to fly, but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna strap on a squirrel suit and skydive from the god damn Empire State Building.”
She steps closer, and rubs her placating hands up my chest. “Come on, please? I’ll be really careful and grateful. Really grateful. Like . . .deviantly, let you handcuff me to the bed, kind of grateful.”
Forget the national broadcast system—this is the test. Am I going to stick to my man-guns, keep my pride, and protect my cherished vehicle from almost certain carnage? Or, am I going to be ruled by my dick and swayed by the promise of kinky, have-Dee-at-my-mercy-all-night-long, sex?
“Riding bitch, it is.”
Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.